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29th Aug 2017

Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan Carter to perform at concert in aid of flood victims in Donegal

A great event for a worthy cause.

Conor Heneghan

Daniel O'Donnell

All of the stars performing on the night will be doing so free of charge.

Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan Carter will be amongst a host of country music stars on the bill at a concert in Letterkenny in aid of the victims of last week’s horrendous flooding in Donegal.

Weather conditions described as a once in a hundred year event ravaged parts of the county, particularly in the Inishowen Peninsula, with 47 families displaced from their homes as a result.

In an effort to raise funds for the victims of the floods, Aine Temple and the team at Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny have combined with Letterkenny businesswoman Deirdre Grant to put on a concert that will take place next Sunday, September 3.

The concert, which will feature O’Donnell, Carter and Declan Nerney amongst others, will be hosted by Noel Cunningham of TV3 and Phil Mack of the Keep it Country Music Channel.

Tickets costing €30 went on sale on Monday, August 28 through local outlets and at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny; tickets will also be available on Ticketmaster later this week.

Speaking about the concert, Aine Temple, Aura General Manager, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer the facility and our staff and services free of charge to such a great event and cause. A huge amount of work has been put in by all involved in such a short space of time to make this happen.

“We are a tightly knit community here in Donegal and it is of the utmost importance that we all rally behind those in need, I am so impressed by the work that has been put in so far to make this event happen and am proud to be a part of it”.

“The devastation of the floods have had a huge effect on Donegal as a whole and hopefully this concert and the proceeds will help bring some much needed relief to those that need it.”

For more information, check out the Aura Leisure Centre on Facebook.

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